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South Africa

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Quiz 9

Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | Views [657] | Comments [17]

What's going on here?

Cape Town to Mozambique

Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | Views [520] | Comments [1]

We've been on board the Seven Seas Voyager, for a week now, and the activity has been pretty frantic.  We've made landfall each day so far, and we've stayed pretty busy, both on and off the ship. After leaving Cape Town on the evening of December ... Read more >

Durban and Cape Town, South Africa

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | Views [495]

Durban's a great city!   We drove in from Swaziland in just about four hours.   Nice scenery,   lots of cows and goats in the road until we hit the N2 which speeded things up for us. Durban is a very metropolitan ... Read more >

Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland; Hluhluwe/Infolozi Game Reserve

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | Views [518]

On the morning of December 13, he drove south out of Kruger National Park, and left South Africa to cross the border into Swaziland.   Swaziland is the last absolute monarchy in Africa.   It was a British protectorate during the colonial ... Read more >

Quiz 8

Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | Views [635] | Comments [13]

Where did we see this sign?

Quiz 7

Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | Views [511] | Comments [9]

Whose is this?

Quiz 6

Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | Views [544] | Comments [17]

What's going on here?

Quiz 5

Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | Views [519] | Comments [15]

Who is behind the glass and what are they doing?

Pretoriuskop Camp, Kruger National Park

Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | Views [547]

On the morning of our departure from Satara Camp, we went on a walk through the bush with two park rangers.   We arose at 3:30, and met at 4:00 for a ride in an open safari vehicle to our start point. Something we have learned on the ... Read more >

Quiz 4

Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | Views [533] | Comments [17]

What language is "wildebeest", and what is the literal translation?  Bonus:  What is the traditional joke among South Africans about the wildebeest's composite parts?  Without looking it up, what body parts does the wildebeest seem to ... Read more >

Satara Camp, Kruger National Park

Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | Views [429]

This morning we headed out from Hazy View, Casa Do Sol, and winded our way backtracking quite a bit to try our hand at God’s Window one more time.   It is viewing area where you can see the entire escarpment and surrounding valley and ... Read more >

Casa do Sol, near Hazyview

Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | Views [364]

This morning, we left our luxurious accommodations at Casa do Sol for more touring of the Panorama Route and the Hazyview highlands area.   First stop was the historic gold mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, a gold strike boom town ... Read more >

Quiz 3

Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | Views [428] | Comments [5]

What does this roadsign mean?

Lydenburg, The Highveldt

Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | Views [601]

This morning’s drive was a bit of a bust.   We drove around and saw lots of animals, but heard that there had been a sighting of two cheetahs.   We headed for the area, cast back and forth, all eyes peeled, but nothing seen. ... Read more >

Black Rhino Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | Views [592]

Woke up at 5 a.m., a virtual sleep in, and found that we were supposed to have met at 5:15.  We ran to our little truck to find Hayden waiting patiently for us.  We had a good 45 minute drive ahead of us (without stops) if we wanted to hunt ... Read more >

Quiz 2

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | Views [343] | Comments [3]

What is this, and what movie made him famous?

Black Rhino Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | Views [512] | Comments [2]

Our last morning game drive out Thakadu River Camp turned out to be predator morning.  We were looking for lions, because everyone in the camp heard lions roaring about a mile to the north, at about 4:45.  We didn’t see any lions that ... Read more >

Safaris and Things

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | Views [452] | Comments [3]

Each day (apparently regardless of the lodge or operator seems to stack up like this:   5:15   Meet for coffee, load up for the morning drive.   It has actually been pretty cool in the morning, especially while the ... Read more >

Quiz 1

Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [382] | Comments [6]

Whose are these, and why are they white?

Day 2&3: Thakadu River Camp, Medikwe Game Reserve

Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | Views [605]

Landing at 6 pm in O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg was a relief.  It ended up being just around 15 hours of flying time. Vinnie and I both slept most of the night waking to the turbulence which seemed to occur only once in a while.... Read more >

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